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Your Favorite City In The US

Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:54 pm

So here's the rule, if you're from the United States then you can't say your home city   Of course, IMHO nothing beats New York City but going with the rule I'd go with:

San Francisco

There's something about the city that I really love. I loved hanging out at the Fisherman's Wharf, just sitting along the bay and having some clam chowder with the Golden Gate in the distance, the sounds of the seagulls and just the whole vibe..and oh, SFO, IMO the best airport in the United States.

If I have to choose a "smaller" city, it'd be Jackson, WY. Very picturesque city and friendly atmosphere.

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:07 pm

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
San Francisco

GOod choice. Indeed a great city.

I personally like Washington and Chicago a lot as well. But not to forget New York, Boston and Seattle which I do like as well.
Somewhat I enjoy being in LA a lot as well...

Looks like I like almost every major City in the US 

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:32 pm

As much as I love my hometown of Dallas and a few other places like Brooklyn, Denver, Austin and Chicago, my favourite U.S. city right now is Portland, Oregon. That is also the name of a catchy tune by Loretta Lynn and Jack White.

In terms of small towns, I'll take Salida, Colorado or South Royalton, Vermont.

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:25 pm

Seattle, Washington or Washington, DC.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:33 pm

I have a few fav's in the following states:
CA , Sausalito
TX, Euless
Long IS., Garden City
AK, Anchorage
VA, Virginia Beach
FL, Ft lauderdale
NV, Las Vegas
PA, Lancaster
CT, Cos Cob
NJ, The Sopranos (oh sorry, that's not a city...)

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:40 pm

The good ol Big Apple! New York is just such a brilliant place and nothing beats being in Central Park wtih low traffic going to LGA going overhead!
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:42 am

I know it's been only 5 posts, but how can nobody mention Boston? Since I have never actually lived in Boston proper, but rather the suburbs, I'll say Boston. But if I can't, then it would probably be Seattle. Though I think Minneapolis and Atlanta are also great.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:45 am

1. St. Petersburg, Florida
2. Chicago
3. Palm Springs, California
4. Salt Lake City

As for smaller cities, I like Duluth, Minnesota the most.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:57 am

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 4):

TX, Euless

Man, I did *not* see that one coming!

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It is hard to top San Francisco; I might at one time have given Chicago a shot, but when Hizzoner committed domestic terrorism and bulldozed Merrill C. Meigs Field (KCGX), I removed Chicago from my "allowed to exist" list. Sorry.

For smaller cities, I am pretty fond of Tallahassee, Florida.

Of course, no such list can exist without a tip of the chapeau to New Orleans!
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:37 am

Large City: Salt Lake City, Philadelphia
Mid-Sized: Charleston, SC
Smaller: Beaufort, SC
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:03 am

I don't care how backasswards it can be politically, but San Francisco is my absolute favorite. Giants games, Fishermans Warf, SFO (albeit not in SF), it all just makes for a special place.

Other favorites I have are: Tahoe City, Pacific Grove, and Princeville.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:54 am

1: New York, (how is this not everyone's favourite??)
2: San Fran
3: San Diego
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:04 am

Gary, Indiana - Steel City USA. I worked there for almost 20 years and survived!

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:25 am

I'd say New York City

second place is San Francisco
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:34 am

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
San Francisco

There's something about the city that I really love. I loved hanging out at the Fisherman's Wharf, just sitting along the bay and having some clam chowder with the Golden Gate in the distance, the sounds of the seagulls and just the whole vibe..and oh, SFO, IMO the best airport in the United States.

I think I agree; But the last 2 times I went to CA I went to LA instead lol. I do love San Francisco I just wish the airport had viewing spots as cool as In and Out and Imperial Hill.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:40 am

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 11):
1: New York, (how is this not everyone's favourite??)

I love New York, especially Brooklyn. But I also like to not have my life running at 1,600 kilometers a minute. So I tend to go for places like Portland, which are more laid back and allow more down time.

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:49 am

Quoting texan (Reply 15):
places like Portland

I have never been to Portland but people to talk very favourably of it. Must pay a visit one day
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:42 am

Honolulu gets my number one vote. It is the U.S. just as much as Papeete is France. Places with a different flavour in far away lands.

For a city stuck on a tiny island in the middle of the Great Pacific Ocean Honolulu has it all. The city is very spread out from beaches to mountain, top level schools and universities, museums, beautiful parks, lots of local events, festivals and culture, sports facilities, and what more... not forgetting the greatest public transport service "The Bus" that will take you about everywhere on Oahu, the ladies in their bright coloured muu muus and the kindness and hospitality of the locals.

Amazing skies and city scape. My ever favourite city.


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I seem to hear the surf at Waikiki
And from Pacific Heights, I seem to see the lights
Of a city that is very dear to me

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:58 am

I love San Francisco definately my number one, its beautiful, fun and packed with things to see and do, though both Seattle and Portland come in very close for second as they are both lovely cities surrounded by the beautiful pacific northwest scenery  

Im going to Boston and Providence next year, looking forwards to it soo much as I hear those are absolutely lovely cities too  
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:04 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 1):
Looks like I like almost every major City in the US

and except for the city centres they all look alike, you never know where you are  
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 12):
Gary, Indiana - Steel City USA. I worked there for almost 20 years and survived!

thanks, Confuscuis, for proving that theory with pictures....



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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Austin TX   Simply the best place I ever visited in all the US cities I have been to.
I'd love to go back sometime. It's very clean and well planned out and welcoming
to tourists.
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:21 pm

I may hate their sports teams, but Boston is my favourite city in the USA. Lot's of history, great seafood and great beer!

I was in Savannah, GA for one night earlier this year, and fell in love. I hope to be able to visit in for a few more days sooner rather than later.

Austin, TX is also on my list of places I'd like to visit.
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:22 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 17):
Honolulu gets my number one vote. It is the U.S. just as much as Papeete is France. Places with a different flavour in far away lands.

Actually I was very disappointed about Honolulu. It is not because it is a bad city at all, but because you don't get that 'you're on an island in the middle of the pacific ocean' feeling, which is a feeling I love!  
The city of Honolulu itself is nice though.

But I absolutely love Maui!
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:42 pm

This is a hard one.

Large metro (3 million +) faves:

West Coast - San Fran
East Coast - Boston
Central - Minneapolis/Denver

Mid-Sized (1 million to 3 million) cities:
West Coast - Portland, OR
East Coast - Raleigh
Central - Lexington

Small-Sized (under 1 million)
West Coast - San Luis Obispo / Coeur d'Alene
East Coast - WIlmington, NC / Charleston, SC
Central - Boulder / Madison
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:53 pm

I have to agree with those that put Seattle, Portland and San Francisco on their lists. I'm a little biased about Seattle since I live there, but I wasn't born here and still find it a great place to live.

I'd also add Kansas City to that list.

If we're talking mid-small sized cities I'd go with Flagstaff, AZ, Santa Rosa, CA and Boulder, CO. All of the cities on my list have their own brand of wackos but what city doesn't? They're all beautiful and I'd live in any one of them if I had to move.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:42 pm

Denver, Seattle for major cities

New London, CT for small cities
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:12 am

Quoting KrisFlyerGold (Reply 23):
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo!?

Why?
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:51 am

Cleveland (a bit biased, from NE Ohio), San Antonio, Atlanta
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:03 am

Skagway, Alaska for a small town. Boston is by far the best big city I have been to.
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:12 am

The food, the character(s), the scenery, the zeitgeist, the neighborhoods hugging their topography - it can only be San Francisco. And yes, I'm breaking the hometown rule because I've spent nearly half my life not living there.

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:32 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 20):
Austin TX Simply the best place I ever visited in all the US cities I have been to.
I'd love to go back sometime. It's very clean and well planned out and welcoming
to tourists.
Quoting airontario (Reply 21):

Austin, TX is also on my list of places I'd like to visit

These guys get it!    Austin's been my hometown my entire life, and I can't dream of exchanging it for any place else. 25+ states and 45 countries later, it's still my favorite place on the planet. It truly has something for everyone.

If anyone is ever in Austin, I'd be happy to show them around! I took Lee (BMIFlyer) and his friend around, took them flying to get some true Texas BBQ, and took them to a UT football game. They seemed to have a great time!

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:42 am

Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 11):
1: New York, (how is this not everyone's favourite??)

Hmm... because it sucks. Dirty, expensive, over-taxed hellhole. I should know, I live there.

My favorite city in the U.S. is New Orleans (everything in there is great - the food, the drinking, the music, the drinking, the architecture, the drinking). Had probably the most fun 4 days of my life in there, and I was traveling by myself.

Following that, I would say Boston. Unfortunately haven't had the time to go back recently but lived there for two years and loved it - still follow the Red Sox and if there is a movie or show on TV on Boston I try to catch to see if I can spot any of my old stomping grounds.

On the smaller size Juneau (Alaska) is a really nice town. If you go smaller still, I love Woodstock, Vermont (haven't reallly seen it since the damage of the Vermont floods, though) and Rockport (Massachusetts).
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:10 am

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
Of course, IMHO nothing beats New York City
Quoting kiwiinoz (Reply 11):
1: New York, (how is this not everyone's favourite??)

You have GOT to be kidding, right!?!?
New York is dirty, expensive and rude. The only part of New York I liked is the Caribbean immigrant sections of Brooklyn. They seem to be the most sane, down to earth friendly people in New York.
Manhattan is way over-rated.

Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
San Francisco
Quoting jetblue777 (Thread starter):
I loved hanging out at the Fisherman's Wharf, just sitting along the bay and having some clam chowder with the Golden Gate in the distance, the sounds of the seagulls and just the whole vibe.
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 10):
Giants games, Fishermans Warf, SFO

TOURIST!   


I lived in San Francisco for 15 years. It's a great city indeed.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 12):
Gary, Indiana - Steel City USA. I worked there for almost 20 years and survived!
Quoting Pyrex (Reply 31):
Hmm... because it sucks. Dirty, expensive, over-taxed hellhole. I should know, I live there.

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My favorites;

Hilo, Hawaii
Duluth, Minnesota,
Madison, Wisconsin
Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco, CA
Minneapolis, MN
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:41 am

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 24):
Santa Rosa, CA

I live in Santa Rosa, and I'm a bit surprised to see it show up here. It's a very unique city, but just a little bit too far from San Francisco for my preferences. SF is my favorite city I've ever been to, not just in the United States.
 
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:46 am

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 33):
I live in Santa Rosa, and I'm a bit surprised to see it show up here.

Santa Rosa is a great middle-sized town. I even like Sebastapol even more. There I had a tour of the Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs record pressing plant back in 1995. They literally made me a Muddy Waters Lps.

In case you didn't know, there is a song about Santa Rosa written by the one & only and the greatest artist of our time, Gino Vannelli.

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:03 am

Having only been to 4 main cities in USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas), my favourite has to be SF.. I really need to see more on my next trip. And hopefully something on the East Coast for once.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:39 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
New York is dirty, expensive and rude. T

yes, but having lived there and havin had some of the best times in my live, I still like it.

There was a city magazine called "OUT", don't know if that still exist, but they had an ad

"Welcome to New York, Now get Out" Brilliant


Or that lady at the JFK BA terminal arrivals information who I asked, after a long journey, where the hotel bus stop is:

She gave me a lecture that I can very well say "good evening, could you please tell me...."

She was right, I should have known better and I love that typical NY charme.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:56 pm

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 28):
Skagway, Alaska for a small town.

I went to Skagway from Whitehorse one summer to backpack the Chilcoot Trail from Skagway into BC. I remember walking down to the local brewery from the hostel in town and asking everyone why it was so quiet. They all said, "wait until tomorrow morning 3 cruise ships are coming in". At 7am horns blew, helicopters flew over the town taking tourists to glaciers, horse drawn carriages were running all over town, and 10,000 retirees were walking up and down the streets.

No thanks! If you like small Alaska towns, go to Cordova or Wrangell. Stay away from cruise ship destinations.

Most tourists to Skagway don't know they moved all the "historically important" buildings that were scattered all over town onto main street for the cruise ship guests. As an aside, Carcross and Whitehorse used to have "on-par" days during the winter where you could take your snowmobile across the border and shop.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
Duluth, Minnesota,

Good choice. I almost put it on my list but it's been over 10 years since I was there. Beautiful scenery.

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 33):
I live in Santa Rosa, and I'm a bit surprised to see it show up here. It's a very unique city, but just a little bit too far from San Francisco for my preferences.

Far enough away from SFO to be different, but close enough to make the drive into the city. When I worked for an airline I used to non-rev down to OAK all the time and drive up there for a long weekend a couple times a year. Any of the other towns like Guerneville or Healdsburg would work as well. Just not Sonoma.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:12 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
Duluth, Minnesota
Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 37):
Good choice. I almost put it on my list but it's been over 10 years since I was there. Beautiful scenery.

Okay you guys are weird. I grew up in the Canadian equivalent of Duluth and it's definitely not all that!
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:33 pm

I like West Hollywood, it's so different
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Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:59 pm

San Diego, CA
Wilmington, NC
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:30 pm

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 38):
Okay you guys are weird.

You just figured that out?
We've met on 2 different occasions! I thought you knew that already.  
Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 38):
I grew up in the Canadian equivalent of Duluth and it's definitely not all that!

That's because it's the Canadian side.   

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 37):
Good choice. I almost put it on my list but it's been over 10 years since I was there. Beautiful scenery.

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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:27 am

How is Gary Indiana called Steel City USA? Um... I'm from the actual steel city, home of over a dozen or so mills, including at one point the biggest mill on the planet located in Homestead; not the filthy craphole that is Gary (no offense...) Sure, it has the largest steel mill in the country, but that's pretty much all that's there. I've never been there, but I've heard enough to consider avoiding it. Sorry...

Philadelphia? I live near there now, and it's a massive crap hole. It's filthy! Just about anywhere you walk you smell garbage and even sewage. Every time I have come back to my apartment I felt compelled to taking a half-hour shower to get rid of that city stench. Not to mention, much of Philly is in dire need of attention.

In any event my favorites are:

Pittsburgh (yep, grew up there. Used to not like it so much, but I actually miss it and it's a great place to visit. The Strip District is awesome! You can't tell who's a local and who's a tourist down there. My in-laws, who have frequented New York and center city Philadelphia among other places consider it to be a thousand times better that at least Philly. You don't smell a constant odor of garbage and sewage like you would walking through Philly.

New Orleans, was there before Katrina and I am dying to go back there. I never had a hand grenade and I very much regret that. I was at the Superdome for the Nokia Sugar Bowl in January 2005. I was part of the 2,000-plus member marching band that played during pregame and half-time.  

Seattle, was there for the AAG conference in April of this year. Very pretty and clean. I really don't have a favorite place when my wife and I were there. All of it was pretty good. I must say I do love the fish market at Pike's Place Public Market.

Baltimore, LOVE the inner harbor. I thought Harbor Place and the Galleria at Harbor Place were fantastic. The National Aquarium was phenomenal. The folks there I thought were very friendly. Yes, even the Ravens fans are rather friendly -- even when I acknowledged that I was a fan of the Black 'n' Gold.

Asbury Park/Ocean Grove, NJ. I got married near there and spent our wedding night at a bed and breakfast there. I got to watch the sun come up over the ocean on the morning of our wedding day. Not to mention, that place was/is (sort of)) making a comeback.

Other places I liked are: Virginia Beach, VA, Washington, DC, Ocean City, MD, Wildwood NJ, Rehoboth, DE

Spoiler alert! I will be visiting San Diego and Las Vegas late summer!!
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:36 am

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 42):
New Orleans, was there before Katrina and I am dying to go back there. I never had a hand grenade and I very much regret that

Im confused.    Why; if you are dying to go back there would u regret not having a hand grenade??. I live in Harrisburg; about 100 miles from Philly and I do pretty much agree wih you there. I dont get too Pittsburgh much so I dont really know too much about it. I think the two cities do have some of the worst freeways in the country. Could it be that they are both in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania LOL.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:36 am

I visited BZN last year and fell in love with the place... too bad it's 2,000 miles from all the people I care about. I also have a strong liking for SAT(all around cool place). Last but not least I can't leave out my home state... I have a certain fondness for New Orleans(too much history not to love it), although for some strange reason the place just gives me the creeps.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:01 pm

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 6):

I know it's been only 5 posts, but how can nobody mention Boston?

I liked Boston! I felt more at home there than I did in New York.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 12):
Gary, Indiana - Steel City USA. I worked there for almost 20 years and survived!

Wow, thanks for those photos. I have a weird obsession with American towns.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:30 pm

Los Angeles
Portland
New Orleans
Boston
Chicago
Savannah

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 26):
San Luis Obispo!?

Why?

Why not. Pretty awesome place.
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:44 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 45):
Wow, thanks for those photos. I have a weird obsession with American towns.

I'll be more than happy to show you around my hometown of Gary, Indiana. In fact, I'll treat you to our finest restaurant - Ming Lings.  
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:45 pm

I have to say New York, but only because my now wife agreed to marry me there. I proposed in Times Square.

For somebody who had only ever seen Benidorm, Spain, as a child, the place just blew me away.

However if I win the lottery, I would like to retire to Clearwater Fl. I have now been 6 times and just feel so at home and relaxed there.
 
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RE: Your Favorite City In The US

Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 41):
You just figured that out?
We've met on 2 different occasions! I thought you knew that already.

Of course I knew that about you!  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 41):
That's because it's the Canadian side.

Silly Larry, that makes it BETTER.  
Quoting Superfly (Reply 41):
It is a hidden treasure in Middle-America.

Well, at least Duluth has lots of good curling.
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